Their about page has more information about their purpose and ideas.
"A fundamental premise of the Alliance is that top-down, coercive systems of schooling, imposed by states and nations, violate the human rights of children and families to direct their own lives, learning, and paths to adulthood. If there were evidence that coercive schooling were necessary for the welfare of the people on whom it is inflicted, such a system might be justifiable; but, as explained elsewhere in this website, there is no such evidence and there is much evidence to the contrary."
Next month they will add forums to the website and add memberships to help them fundraise and do even more. One of the best things about all this is it's helping people who "get it" about school to come together and do even more to create and promote alternatives in all kinds of ways, under the shared name of self-directed education.
If you'd like to dive into learning more about those behind the alliance and their goals, Lainie Liberti did an almost two-hour interview with some of them on her show, For the Love of Learning. It's available here (the show intro sequence is several minutes long so you may want to skip ahead to the interview itself.)
RE: Alliance for Self-directed Education: new website and interview
I do! I'm waiting to get Paulo Friere's book this Christmas and start posting some insights on SS
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